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Permit of Stay (non-EU students)
Within 8 working days of their arrival in Italy, all NON-EU citizens who hold a valid student visa for Italy must apply for a permit of stay for study purposes. Information on the process are available here. In the yoU@B, students will also find a tutorial in the upcoming weeks they can use to fill out the permit of stay kit on their own.
Freshmen will be able to pick up a Permit of Stay Kit during Welcome Days Info Hub — B in Touch (Piazza Sraffa 13) from August 24 until September 15 (8.00am – 5.00 pm, Mon-Fri), until stocks are exhausted.
Administrative Updates and arrival in Italy
As the administrative procedures to access and stay in Italy change due to Covid-19 impact, you can find at this page on the YESMilano website useful information and insights about travel documents, quarantine, getting Covid-19 vaccines in Italy, Green pass, residence permits, national health system subscriptions. We also urge you to frequently check travel restrictions that may apply between Italy and your Country of origin through the Ministry of foreign affairs.
Information regarding on campus health & prevention measures (including the Green pass) will be updated at the dedicated page.
If you will be assigned a room in one of the Bocconi residence halls for ay 2022-23, please verify all the information for your arrival at the residence on this page of our website.
Student ID Card
Your Student ID Card is an essential tool to identify yourself in the University, access the buildings on campus, sit exams and use IT rooms, the cafeteria, Library and printing services. It can also be activated for banking operations.
Please be aware that your student ID card is also a refillable debit card created through a collaboration between Banca Popolare di Sondrio and Bocconi University and it allows users to make payments or withdrawals in Italy and abroad, as well as place payments for purchases on the internet. Though not connected to a checking account, the card has an IBAN code which allows wire transfers to be completed and received.
Information on how and when to retreive your Student ID Card will be published in your yoU@B.
Surf your yoU@B Student Diary
The yoU@B student Diary is a reserved area online available to all Bocconi students. Through yoU@B, students can receive information from the University, use online services dedicated to teaching, administer some activities in their academic careers, register to exams, check dates, times and rooms for both exams and graduation sessions, check class timetables and so on.
The yoU@B student Diary can be accessed from this page https://youatb.unibocconi.it: you must log in and enter your student ID number as the username and your password.
Enrolled students will receive an e-mail granting them access to their yoU@B Diary in the upcoming weeks.
Guide to the University
Read the Student's handbook to gather all the background information on the university processes, opportunities and practicalities to start your experience.
The Guide for a.y.2023-24 will be published on our website in the next weeks.
Relocation Workshops – YESMilano
Bocconi and YESMilano have organized a few relocation workshops to help you navigate some of the administrative processes you might come across when relocating to Italy.
Don’t miss the dedicated workshops on the NHS and Rents in Milan organized by YESMilano!
YESMilano staff will also welcome international Bocconi students at the dedicated gazebo on August 30 and September 1. Check on the Welcome Days program pages the places and times.
Italian Tax Code
Italian Tax Code - Codice Fiscale (service for regular students)
The Italian tax code ("codice fiscale") is an alphanumeric code of 16 characters issued for free by the Revenue Agency to identify Italian citizens and foreign citizens.
The Revenue Agency is a non-economic public body that is mainly responsible for collecting tax revenues, providing services and assistance to taxpayers.
You need to have your own "codice fiscale" to:
- open a bank account
- register at the National Healthcare Service (SSN) - apply for the healthcard
- sign a rental contract
- sign other type of contracts ( phone line etc)
We inform you that non-resident individuals who need to obtain the tax identification number can apply for it to the Italian consular authorities in the Country of residence.
In addition to this procedure and thanks to an agreement between the Agency and Bocconi if you are an international BSc or MSc student and you do not have an Italian tax code, you can request a “Codice Fiscale” online. Around th middle of July, instructions on how to request you fiscal code will be emailed to all regularly enrolled BSc and MSc students (please check the e-mail you used when applying to Bocconi through MyApplication).
N.B.: The tax code you find in the ISEU certificate or the one you can see in the portal during the admission process is not the official one but is automatically generated. To obtain the official one, you have to request it from the Italian Revenue Agency.
Before leaving for Milan, check with your home bank if they have a branch in Italy or any special agreements with an Italian bank.
If you would like to open a bank account in Italy, you will need to submit the following documents at the bank of your choice:
- Codice Fiscale, Italian Tax Code
- Valid form of identification (official ID / passport);
- Certificate of enrollment at the University (can be printed at a Punto Blu kiosk on campus);
- Non-EU Students are also required to show their permesso di soggiorno, permit of stay OR receipt.
If you want to know more about the city of Milan, you can browse the Yesmilano website
Bocconi offers first-year students the possibility to attend prep courses in order to revise useful topics and notions:
- Undergraduate students are invited to attend the Math Crash course.
- Graduate students have different prep courses according to the MSc they are enrolled in
If you don't know where the classroom you are looking for is located, browse our directory
Introductory Italian Language Courses
Curricular Preparatory courses
The Italian preparatory courses are offered to non-native Italian speakers students (BSc programs: preparatory course in the first semester; MSc programs: preparatory course in the second semester).
Information on the programs are available on the Guide to the University.
Italian Survival Course
Among the supplementary activities, the Language Center offers a short intensive Italian language course in distance addressed to 1st year foreign students and incoming Double Degree students to help them interact during their first weeks in Italy and facilitate their integration at Bocconi. More information will be available in July, on the Language Center website, "Supplementary Activities section".
B in Touch Point
The B in Touch Point is a welcome area where you can receive information and find answers to your questions. You can also be redirected to the proper offices to address your inquiries.
During Welcome Days and until 15 September, you can go to the B in Touch Info Hub, a temporary information desk located next to the B in Touch Point.
Wi-fi coverage is available throughout the entire Bocconi campus. Students can access the "bocconi-studenti" network using their ID number and password. Please note that you must approve terms and conditions of use of the service in your yoU@B Student Diary.
If you need assistance with your connection, you can refer to the Wi-fi Help Desk.
For problems, suggestions or clarifications, please send an email to the following address: email@example.com
Know more on the library facility availabe for students.